Facet

Noun

  • (architecture) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.
  • One among many similar or related, yet still distinct things.

    "The child's learning disability was only one facet of the problems contributing to his delinquency."

  • (anatomy) A smooth circumscribed surface.

    "the articular facet of a bone"

  • Any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.

    "This facet of the diamond was masterfully cut to enhance its value."

  • (anatomy) One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans.
  • (mathematics) A face of codimension 1 of a polytope.
  • One of a series of things, such as steps in a project.

    "We had just about completed the research facet of the project when the order came to cancel it."

Verb

  • To cut a facet into a gemstone.

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